Blog

Vegan Scottish Shortbread

Our daughter, Riley, loves pie. Well, technically not pie, but pie crust. When she eats pie, most of the pie filling is scraped off to one side and ignored. That is why she loves shortbread. “It’s like pie without the filling,” she says. With a rich, “buttery” taste and a flaky, crumbly texture, shortbread is pie crust that has declared its independence from filling. So if you love someone who claims to love pie but really couldn’t care less what you put in the middle of it, save both of you the trouble and make them shortbread instead. Ingredients: 1 Read More

A Free Vegan Guide For Grandma

Are you a vegan who dreads spending another holiday at Grandma’s house eating salad or plain pasta? Or are you a non-vegan hosting a holiday celebration who is at a loss about how to feed the vegan you have invited? If so, then The Proper Care and Feeding of Vegans: A Handbook for Non-Vegans is just what you need! This guide has it all: how to use substitution to veganize any recipe, meal planning tips, shopping advice and suggested meat, egg and dairy alternatives. Fun, engaging and friendly, this guide helps non-vegans easily accommodate the vegan in their life. A Read More

Holiday Stocking Stuffers

If it’s your job to stuff that stocking for a vegan, you better make sure it’s a big one! This year, your choice of vegan candies and other sweets is enormous!  From chocolate Santas, truffles, peanut brittle, English toffee, mints, fudge, Hanukkah gelt and chocolate covered caramels, to candy canes, nougat, fruit chews and holiday-themed lollipops, our tour of the best vegan sweets is sure to put the “happy” in your holidays. To order: For the Natural Candy Store’s vegan holiday option, click here. For Rose City Chocolatier’s vegan treats, click here. For Sjaak’s vegan chocolates, click here. For veganstore.com, Read More

Peanut Butter Pie

From the pages of All American Vegan, this could be your dessert: creamy, delicious peanut butter pie. Or you could choose peanut butter cups which a book reviewer called “a perfect vegan alternative to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.” You can choose what a reviewer called “a lovely Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate Sauce… Creamy, silky banana with smooth and decadent chocolate sauce.” Or apple pie, cherry pie, chocolate chip cookies, New York cheesecake, vegan “Twinkies,” chocolate pudding or so much more. That’s just a small sampling of the over 90 recipes for traditional American favorites in the book. ————- Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/allamericanvegan Read More

Inside Out Cookies

There is a scene in one of our favorite movies, Ratatouille, in which Remy describes why he loves to cook. He explains how when one delicious food meets another, it sometimes creates something even more delicious: a new, exciting flavor –  a match seemingly made in heaven. And so it is with peanut butter and chocolate; both wonderful on their own, but when paired, taste as though they were destined to be together –  a culinary Romeo and Juliet. In our cookbook, we have a veganized version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that we think is pretty darn near perfect. Read More

The French Fry Detective

Sometimes you’re hungry and there are no vegan restaurants around. So you go and eat at a restaurant that is mean to animals. What’s a vegan to do? If they have vegan options, shouldn’t we support them? It’s a connendrum, conenadrum, a pickle. The Counter is one of those restaurants. They sell cows in a bun. It’s mean. But they also sell veggie burgers. The burger is vegan only, weirdly, the bun isn’t. So I got fries. I love fries. And I am on the trail of the perfect French fry. The Counter’s fries are thin, the way I like Read More

My Favorite Things

Increasing awareness about the toxicity and cruelty of some ingredients used in the production of traditional make-ups, as well as the cruel testing of those products animals are subjected to, has meant an explosion in cruelty-free, natural, and vegan or mostly vegan cosmetic companies, such as Ecco Bella, Beauty Without Cruelty, Gabriel, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. At the same time, increasing public recognition of veganism has motivated many traditional cosmetic companies to cater to the needs of our growing market sector as well. Urban Decay, one of the most popular cosmetic companies for young women, has an entire section of Read More

Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck

All that is left to do is sit back, unbutton the top button of your pants, and watch the Twilight Zone marathon. Who says vegans live a lifestyle of deprivation? Hey, don’t forget we’ve got a whole Thanksgiving menu in our book All American Vegan: Our mashed potatoes are fluffy, our gravy is thick, our yams are covered with marshmallows, we’ve got crescent rolls that give the pillsbury doughboy a run for his money, a hearty turkey-flavored non-turkey, stuffed with stuffing, and, of course, pumpkin pie with whipped topping. To learn more, click here.